Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Permit Support, Munitions Treatment Range Support, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, AZ.

This task order includes providing RCRA Permit support including permit support, periodic sampling, and reporting. Additional environmental permitting support and an asbestos abatement project were also conducted.

The purpose of this project was to provide base-wide environmental services in support of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permit and environmental program at the MCAS Yuma. These services included providing services in support of RCRA compliance activities at the Munitions Treatment Range (MTR) and other facilities associated with MCAS Yuma. Day to day operations at MCAS Yuma have resulted in the generation of 20 different hazardous waste streams. Proper management of this material requires systematic waste characterization. In addition to the hazardous waste generated from base-wide processes, MCAS operates the MTR, a hazardous waste treatment facility. GCE performed the comprehensive scope of work required to ensure MCAS remains in compliance with RCRA regulations.

Work performed included: development and management of the MCAS RCRA Subpart X permit, providing RCRA training in accordance with the permit, hazardous waste stream sampling and reporting, and soil and groundwater sampling at MTR to characterize potential impacts to soil and groundwater from treatment/detonation of munitions activities. This project was extremely complex, in that it involved the annual collection and analysis of over 100 samples from 20 different waste streams, such as solvents, pesticides, waste paints, petroleum oil lubricants, asbestos and mercury lamps. Additionally, this project required entry onto an active bombing range to collect and analyze samples to characterize soil and groundwater quality following treatment/detonation of munitions at the MCAS munitions treatment range and the management of a complex RCRA permit.